Here is a great primer on the once fringe economic and political theory called neoliberalism. It is a wild variation on the old laissez-faire philosophy of capitalism, based on the well-worn theory that the Invisible Hand of the Free Market is wiser, more fair and infinitely more flexible than any government regulation could ever be. Neoliberalism has done as much as any political force to bring the world to the brink of global authoritarianism. This podcast does a great job laying neoliberalism out clearly.
Throughline: Capitalism: What Makes Us Free? (2021) https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510333/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/throughline/2022/04/20220407_throughline_neoliberalism_with_ads_kd_040722.mp3?awCollectionId=510333&awEpisodeId=1091050251&orgId=1&topicId=1136&d=3038&p=510333&story=1091050251&t=podcast&e=1091050251&size=48612502&ft=pod&f=510333